Miss Universe pageants fans can vote online up to 10 times per e-mail address per day. Any additional votes you attempt to cast above these limits – or votes cast outside of the voting window -- will NOT be counted as valid. The producers reserve the right to disqualify, block or remove any votes for any reason, including those votes from any individual who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the vote process. Rules and procedures are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Miss Universe Organization without notice.
Voting online is free. However, your email addresses are collected to ensure compliance with the 10 votes per email address per day limit. Your IP address is collected to verify the country of a vote’s origin. Email addresses are temporarily stored on a secure server and are deleted within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant. IP addresses are temporarily stored on a secure server based in the United States, and are not transferred to any other location. All IP addresses are deleted 30 days after the conclusion of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant.
The results may be revealed to the home viewing audience during the Miss Universe live telecast on December 19, 2012 and may be posted on http://missuniverse.com after the show.